Coolest Raa Raa the Noisy Lion Birthday Cake

This cake is for our granddaughter who is 2, she loves Raa Raa the noisy lion, so this is what I decided to make for her.

I started by making the model lion so this had time to harden. First I made a cone shape in a mustard color. I then attached some white roll out icing on the lions chest. I then made the back and front legs for the lion and attached these, then with a ball of icing I made the head. I then needed to color two different shades of brown for the lion’s main, I cut these into strips and with a little water I attached these over the head, with some cream icing I made the shape of the lions face and attached this to the head. Finally I attached the eyes, nose and mouth in black and made the lion a tail and attached this.

I made a 10” vanilla sponge cake, when it was cold I filled it with butter cream and jam, and then covered the whole cake in butter cream and placed it in the freezer to harden, mean while I started to kneed the icing and then rolled it out when the cake came out of the freezer. I then covered the whole cake in roll out icing in white. I then set this aside for the icing to harden slightly.

The cake is now ready to decorate. I colored some roll out icing with brown food color but only mixed in the color until I got the look of bark. I then rolled it out in a long sausage shape and cut into 4 pieces and attached these to each corner. I then placed the lion onto the cake (which I made earlier).

Now I colored some icing in green for the leaves on the trees. I attached about 6 leaves onto each tree trunk and then with the rest of the brown roll out icing I made the coconuts for the trees. I colored some more icing in a brown, but in a different shade and attached some balls onto each corner. I then made the happy birthday sign to resemble planks of wood and also made a stump for them to be attached to. I had to leave these planks overnight to harden because I needed to pipe ice happy birthday before attaching to the cake. I then attached to the cake with a little icing.

In black roll out icing I cut out my granddaughter’s name and attached this to the top of the cake. I then attached two candles and the number 2 to finish off.
Coolest Raa Raa the Noisy Lion Birthday Cake

Coolest Raa Raa the Noisy Lion Birthday Cake

Coolest Raa Raa the Noisy Lion Birthday Cake

Coolest Raa Raa the Noisy Lion Birthday Cake